BUSINESS

Farm labor wage rates goes through the roof

The alarming increase in wage rate poses a huge threat to the famous red rice-production in Shengana Farmers in the shengana village of Punakha are faced with a serious issue of increased wage rate, making it difficult to maintain the level of crop cultivation. The issue is rampant also in …

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Construction noise deprives Thimphu residents of sleep

Loud noises from construction works in town have been keeping residents up at night. While residents complain about the issue, some home builders and contractors cited time constraints to complete their projects. Many residents that The Bhutanese talked to said noise from machinery, drilling, demolition and other kinds of activity …

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Hotels inspected for compliance of Labor Act

The Labor and Employment Act 2007 still remains a paper-tiger although 18 regulations are in place and regular inspections have been conducted. Even after many rounds of awareness programs to sensitize stakeholders, employers and employees are still not adequately aware of the most important provisions in the Act. Recently, labor …

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Local Vegetable Production tips its scales

Ever since the inception of plans to accelerate vegetable production and marketing by the agriculture ministry, the progress has been good, said officials of Agriculture and Marketing Cooperatives (DAMC) and the Horticulture Division. Proof of statement is the domestic production of 30,595 MT against the requirement of 54,445 MT. The …

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Govt’s total solutions project makes good time

Chiphen Rigpel, government’s largest ICT skill building Project in the country has trained over 2500 teachers and set-up computer labs in 168 schools over a period of three years. The remaining teachers will be trained in the remaining project period. All the 27 training centers are fully functional under the …

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BoBL steps one up in the banking business

The bank plans to launch credit cards for it clients by next month, which will mark the evolution of card services in Bhutan Ordering a pair of shoes from your favorite international brand online, shopping without any cash or debit cards, paying your utilities without cash transactions and above all …

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MoU signed for research on Sea-buck thorn

The agriculture ministry signed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samden Group to initiate a joint research to propagate locally grown Sea-buck thorn (Hippophae spp. of Elaeagnaceae family). The MoAF Secretary said sea-buck thorn is a commercially viable operation. “This MoU will take us one-step closer to realize the …

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